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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour “Bring Us Together”

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

Is there a genre called "space jazz"?...because I’m pretty sure The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are the definition of it. They have so many references to space, stars, and related terms like that mixed with modern jazz sounds. However,...

Zac Efron and Seth Rogan’s “Neighbors” review

Jill Reifsnyder, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

Going into this movie I had nothing but poor expectations. Honestly, I was just looking for a way to kill time on a weeknight. However, Neighbors exceeded any preconceived notion I had about this movie, and I found myself gaspin...

Bridging classic and contemporary with Katherine Hepburn

Sara Pisak, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

Today, I am flashing back to fifth grade when, as a class, we were asked to fill out a survey of consisting questions such as: “What is your favorite television show?”  “Who is your favorite actor?” “Who is your favorite actre...

Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” Review

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014

Forget everything you have heard about Lana Del Rey. Whatever you heard about her is probably 90% not true. The most important thing to know is that you’ll never figure her out, and honestly, she probably can’t figure hers...

I Wrote This for You- A Unique Photographic and Poetic Journey.

Sara Pisak, Staff Writer

September 23, 2014

I Wrote This for You combines the elements of photography and poetry into one collection by a person with the peculiar name "Please Find This". Speaking to an individual the author has lost, each page contains a photograph captioned w...

Ida Maria “Accidental Happiness” review

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

September 23, 2014

Ida Maria is finally back with new material for the first time since her second album Katla flopped in late 2010. She has been through a lot since then, and if her first six track EP is any indicator of a future fourth album, th...

Robert Redford’s “All Is Lost” movie review

Bill Amos, L&A&E Assistant Editor

September 23, 2014

How interesting can it be to watch a movie featuring only one character? There’s no question that it takes a specific kind of actor to keep the audience’s attention for nearly two hours without getting bored. Academy Award wi...

Looking for Alaska- Continuing the Coming of Age Tradition

Sara Pisak, Opinion Writer

September 16, 2014

With all the buzz surrounding John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars, I decided to examine some of his other published works of fiction. I borrowed a friend’s copy of Green’s novel, Looking for Alaska and quickly became e...

‘Empire’ does not rise to original ‘300’

Kevin Herberling, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2014

This movie was neither a sequel, nor a prequel. In fact, the storyline starts before King Leonidas and his fearless 300 engage with the Persian army at the legendary battle of Thermopylae and ends well after their demise, which...

Chelsea Handler completes third book

Anne Yoskoski, Managing Editor

April 15, 2014

Chelsea Handler’s new book, “Uganda be Kidding Me,” is certainly a display of how far she’s moved up in the world. Those who have read the comedian’s earlier books like “My Horizontal Life” and “Are You There,...

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